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The small provincial town of Lanzo lies 35 km northwest of Turin, northeast Italy, at the convergence of four valleys known collectively as the Lanzo Valleys. Given its key position, Lanzo was an economic, social and cultural hub from the Middle Ages onward, the fortress on the ridge of Mont Buriasco at the confluence of two rivers dominating the surrounding area. This Medieval fortress was later turned into a monastery of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin from 1602 to 1802, then into a municipal boarding school until 1857 and subsequently, from 1984 to 1997, into the Salesian College of San Filippo Neri, the Order’s first important project outside Turin. That the former college had lain abandoned until recently is emblematic of the general institutional, economic and social decline of the whole area in the last twenty years as it lost strategic importance. However, in 2017,...

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